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Old 07-02-2018, 05:54 PM
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So yes. We're at camp this week and everyone else is having a great time swimming and doing whatever. Me, not so much. I realize that I'm only 2 weeks post surgery but it doesn't make it any easier sitting on the sidelines watching everyone else have fun. When it came time to move the shed this morning, I was pretty much useless and in the way. Same with building the new one. I couldn't even handle sitting on the sidelines and watch. Just sucks being only 41 and feeling 90.
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This job would probably be a good one if the boss wasn't such an ass. I think he gets off on being a jerk to his employees. I am being nice right now because I'm on FF but I'd like to tell him a few choice words.
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This job would probably be a good one if the boss wasn't such an ass. I think he gets off on being a jerk to his employees. I am being nice right now because I'm on FF but I'd like to tell him a few choice words.
Been there, done that.
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PG, What did you do about it? Change jobs?
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PG, What did you do about it? Change jobs?
A few times in the past, but that's nursing.
Bad and good administrators and directors.
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Looking better. Even the spot that opened up. The rest of the staples come out next week. I'm slowly able to get around more but have to watch with bending over and any lifting. If I do anything the mesh inside pulls and burns.
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Go Easy! Whatever you do don't over do it!!
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Yep. I'm taking it easy
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So yesterday I had to make an unplanned visit to see my surgeon to get antibiotics as once again the incision is infected. I'm on a heavy dose of antibiotics for the weekend and have to report back monday morning. Thankfully a friend of ours is a nurse out at camp and has a good supply of dressings. Here we go again. As soon as those staples come out the thing is going to open up like last time. That means nurses coming to the house 3 times a week for the next few months. Yay. Just what I wanted.
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Oh my dear.
That's nasty.
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So yesterday I had to make an unplanned visit to see my surgeon to get antibiotics as once again the incision is infected. I'm on a heavy dose of antibiotics for the weekend and have to report back monday morning. Thankfully a friend of ours is a nurse out at camp and has a good supply of dressings. Here we go again. As soon as those staples come out the thing is going to open up like last time. That means nurses coming to the house 3 times a week for the next few months. Yay. Just what I wanted.
What's she cleansing and dressing it with?
I'd do purified water, followed by betadine swab x2, air for a bit then mepore.
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She used sterile swabs with peroxide. She also put some steristrips over the wound to hold it together till Monday. Not much else anyone can do right now. It's the same thing I went through in 2017 after my first hernia surgery. Within two weeks it became infected and eventually opened up taking months to heal. Guess that means no swimming this summer. Or boating. And minimal atving with the side by side.

Last time, my entire abdomen was red and swollen. The 4 inch long incision opened up and was oozing puss for months. Nothing surprises me anymore. I have to laugh at it now. It's been 3 years of hell with one thing after another.
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Steri-strips do make more sense to have it open air a bit.
Thank God you have antibiotics.
Keep that thing clean and take it easy.
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That's the plan. The ole waltz again. One step forward two steps back.
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Update time. We've been through hell and back the past 4 years since my accident. Surgeries. Traveling to see specialists. Daily pain. Giving up on many things I used to be able to do. It is what it is. For the mostpart I've been accepting things as they are. That's not to say I don't have good days and bad days. One thing we did was get a good lawyer as soon as I got out of the hospital the first time.

That being said, tomorrow is the big day. We are going to be spending the day with my lawyer going back and forth with 3 lawyers on the other side trying to figure out some sort of a settlement. We're talking about some rather large numbers which I don't want to disclose right now. Let's just say it's enough to live comfortably the rest of my life. I'm a bit of a wreck now with the unknown.

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After the guy ran the stop sign way back when Ty and I were in the bad crash, we got a very nice out of court settlement.

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Thanks guys. There's some big numbers being thrown around. Hopefully it settles.

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Thanks guys. There's some big numbers being thrown around. Hopefully it settles.

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No amount of money is going to take away the pain you're enduring on an almost daily basis, but by God you deserve to live a comfortable life for all you've been through.
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Yep. I'd give anything to live without pain. Can't sit for long. Can't stand for long. When my back is flared, I lose feeling in my legs. I make the best of it though and try not to just roll over and play dead. I also try not to complain too much as it serves no purpose. Sometimes I push too hard and don't know when to quit. I never thought that my two years of college and 7 years working with people with disabilities would be preparation for taking care of myself. Many others would just give up and stop living. I figure I owe it to my wife and kids to keep pushing forward.

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